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RRditch

Cruising
Jan 28, 2020
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I keep bouncing off of 91 the wife keeps talking me into CoCo Ichibanya. I would like to see 80 I have not seen that since I was 14.
 
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speedwobble

Scorpions - I can't get enough!
Jun 26, 2017
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I've finally lost the 4-4.5kg of the winter beer weight I put on, and my fitness is starting to come together. It's beautiful riding weather at the moment, so its a pleasure to be out there.
 

andywood

Maximum Pace
Apr 8, 2008
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Niigata
Another week, another bunch of training. The structure of the week is similar to previous weeks. Trying to find that nice balance between training stress and recovery.

The usual blog link and cut and paste below.

Cheers, Andy

「white lies」

last week's training blog

last week was similar to the previous week

the beginning of last week was recovery

two big rides at the end of the week

today's big ride was
・100km
・3,500m climbing

noguchi san promised

「2 long off road climbs at 20 to 25%」

he lied

there were 3

or were there 4!?

last week's training:

・monday: recovery (30km) / strength
・tuesday: rindo loop tempo (52km, 900m) / strength
・wednesday: strength / rest
・thursday: rindo loop tempo (40km, 700m) / strength
・friday: almost full otaki training (90km, 2,000m)
・saturday: strength / rest
・sunday: full otaki training (105km, 3,500 m)

a fun week of training

balancing hard work and recovery is important

more of the same next week

here we go!

#imezi #imezi167 #167grv #imezisealant #プロジェクト167
 
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baribari

Maximum Pace
May 28, 2010
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Fukushima
After climbing 1,800+ meters 3,000 seems like insanity.

Moving in with my fiance's family seems to agree with me, as I've dropped over a kilo of fat and put on three and a half kilos of muscle (although some was probably glycogen and water) in 11 days.

Still working on getting set up to train in the garage...
 

OreoCookie

Maximum Pace
Dec 2, 2017
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Congrats on making yourself at home in Japan, I hope you get along nicely with your new family branch. Also nice going on dropping more fat.
 
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baribari

Maximum Pace
May 28, 2010
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Fukushima
Congrats on making yourself at home in Japan, I hope you get along nicely with your new family branch. Also nice going on dropping more fat.
The numbers seemed almost too good to be true, so I went to get measured again and I was a kilogram lighter but also a kilogram fatter. So within 100 grams of where I was two weeks ago. Hmmm...

Edit: Apparently hydration level has a massive effect on the accuracy of the scales.
 
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OreoCookie

Maximum Pace
Dec 2, 2017
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@baribari
Don't stress out too much. Look at the long-term trends rather than daily data points. If the trend points in the right direction, you are on track.
 

baribari

Maximum Pace
May 28, 2010
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Fukushima
I'm more bothered by the fact that my power meter is dropping off every ~30 seconds intermittently, lowering my averages... hehehe.

Might need a new bike computer.
 

andywood

Maximum Pace
Apr 8, 2008
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Niigata
just go with the gold standard: order it from abroad, and when it's delivered and you pay about 5% in import duties, you can declare that to be the price of the bike as a whole ;)
Also always choose a nondescript bike like a silver titanium or plain black carbon. Then it's easier to sneak a new bike into the house without the wife noticing!

Andy
 
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andywood

Maximum Pace
Apr 8, 2008
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Niigata
Last week's training blog with a video clip from yesterday's ride.

I wonder if I should invest in a camera. We quite enjoy just taking short vids on the phone. But we could get some more exciting action with a mounted camera...

Anyway, the usual blog link and cut and paste below.

Cheers, Andy


「a little less conversation」

last week's training blog
先週のトレーニングブログです
変な日本語すみません!

「how do you feel?」
「it's a nice view!」
↑↑山の上の英会話↑↑

minami sabaishi rindo climb, 2km 10%
南鯖石林道クライム、2km 10%

there are more than 10 climbs like this in kashiwazaki
柏崎にはこんな登りが10本以上があります

often the steep parts are concrete
when the gradient eases
it's back to gravel!
多くの場合は急な所はコンクリートになる
楽になるとまたグラベルへ!

no chance to rest
all you can do is enjoy the view
and a little conversation!
休むことができない!
できることは
景色を楽しむこと!
そしてエンジョイカンバセーション!

last week's training:
先週のトレーニング:

・monday: recovery (20km)
・tuesday: rindo loop tempo (40km, 700m) / strength
・wednesday: KOM attack
(40km, 700m)
/ strength
・thursday: rindo loop including race pace (45km, 1000m)
・friday: tempo (60km, 1,300m)
・saturday: rest
・sunday: full otaki training (136km, 3,300 m)

「a little less conversation
a little more action please!」
↑↑エルビスですね🎵↑↑

#imezi #imezi167 #167grv #imezisealant #プロジェクト167
 
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